Ramblings: Tales from Nomads
Over the years we’ve met a lot of awesome fellow nomads combining career and travel – so we started interviewing them so you can meet them too.
Ramblings: Tales from Nomads is intended to introduce you to some amazing people who all have one thing in common – they’re not waiting for a traditional retirement to pursue their dreams of perpetual travel.
First.. here’s a compilation of several nomads all talking about one subject – their mobile income sources:
February 12, 2014 - Meet Jim & Chris, who hit the road in 2003 full filling their dream of RVing. They develop some computer training courses, which now fund their lifestyle.
January 20, 2014- Meet Clark & Lynn who hit the road in October 2012 after Clark retired from the police force at age 50. They share about how they make their RV feel like home.
December 6, 2013 - Meet Becky – a solo female RVer who hit the road in the fall of 2012 at the age of 28. She finds unique seasonal temporary work around the country.
November 4, 2013 - Meet Brenda & Karin – a random conversation around the pool led to downsizing to hit the road. They talk about their planning process, but are now off the road.
October 3, 2013 - Meet Sean & Louise who have been traveling full time since 2004. First in a double decker bus conversion, and now a boat. They were able to retire early in their 40s, and do volunteer work.
August 6, 2013 - Meet Gillian – a single mom raising her two kids on the road. They traveled via RV for 15 months, and then switched to a sailboat. They are now homesteading back in Trinidad.
July 9, 2013 - Meet Pace & Kyeli – two 35 year olds who dove head first into giving RVing a shot with their 15 year old son. They run a life coaching business, and eventually decided to settle down in Portland.
May 27, 2013 - Meet Clarke & Elaine who hit the road in February 2012 in their 1982 Newell motorhome. They supplement their social security income with some remote insurance work and workamping.
April 25, 2013 - Meet Forrest & Mary who hit the road in the fall of 2012. Forrest is a retired pastor, and Mary a retired teacher. They are both now volunteers with the Red Cross, and Forrest a life coach.
January 15, 2013 – Meet Justin, Tara & Zeb. This family hit the road in 2010 intending to travel for a year. 3 years later, they’re still at it – they talk about unschooling and waste veggie oil.
Dec 6, 2012 - Meet Ben & Karen – a pair of artistically inclined photographers & pixel masters. Ben started solo in 2006, and Karen joined him in 2010. They travel all over, teaching and shooting.
Nov 13, 2012 - Meet Sam & Tracy – two rainbow colored hair grandparents in their mid-40s who hit the road in 2009 in a 40′ motorhome. He’s a software developer with a mission to have fun!
Oct 5, 2012 – Meet Brice & Rose, a mid-20s couple. In April 2010 we interviewed them just days after they moved into their travel trailer to go full time. Two years later we follow-up with Brice, who is now solo.
Sep 7, 2012 – Meet John Lamb who has been on the road since mid-2010. He’s in his late 50s, travels in a stealth cargo trailer and workamps to fund his adventures.
Aug 10, 2012 – Meet late 20s couple Shaun & Erica. They spent 4 years planning their escape to budget travel the world. This video catches them after a 1 year meandering through Latin America.
Jul 27, 2012 – Mid-20s Ayo & Yair left their budding Wall Street jobs to hit the road. For two years they traveled by RV and share their tips and tricks for thinking creatively to make it affordable.
Jul 11, 2012 – We interviewed this fun loving couple on their first day on the road. They share about their prepping process, and Lucy shares about her RVing hesitations. He’s a software developer.
Jun 20, 2012 – In 2007 Jim & Rene’s dog was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and that prompted them to hit the road. This is their original interview in 2010 with a 2 year follow up.
Jun 8, 2012 – Pat & Cindy planned a 2 year RVing journey, decided they loved it – but ran out of money. They’re now hosting a RV park and motel in Cedar Key, FL while they bank some cash.
May 24, 2012 - This late-30s dynamic duo has been traveling since December 2009. They primarily fund their travels by offering web design and development services remotely.
May 9, 2012 - Jonathan hit the road full time in February 2009,he funds his travels from a mix of pulling from his savings and picking up consulting work along the way.
Apr 27, 2012 – Late 20s Maria & Brian hit the road in August 2010. By containing their living costs, they are achieving their goal of ‘working part time and living full time’ with web and software design.
Apr 20, 2012 - Bill and Debby hit the road in July 2010 in their 35′ motorhome. She is a CPA and he’s an environmental analyst submitting his reports from wherever they’re parked.
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